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: FARMING TODAY

News, market trends and current topics

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

1 Monday's 7.50 talk

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by JACK DE MANIO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

DENNIS ARMSTRONG talks about battles
2: Battle against death

Contributors

Talks: Dennis Armstrong

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: ACROSS THE YEARS

PAUL MARTIN looks back on 1954 A Sound Archives production

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Martin

: THE NEWS

: BOOTH ROYD AT BAY

J. B. BOOTHROYD on The Difficulty of Avoiding Difficulties
10: The Free Night Out with DORIT WELLES and members of the BBC
Drama Repertory Company Produced by JOHN BRIDGES
Broadcast on June 4

Contributors

Unknown: J. B. Boothroyd
Unknown: Dorit Welles
Produced By: John Bridges

: THE STORYTELLER

† PATRICKBARR reads
The Ordeal of Mrs. Eaves by L. E. JONES
She was the wife of a Suffranan Bishop who played golf and was very handsome and noble-looking. But oh ! what temptations he found in his path.

Contributors

Unknown: L. E. Jones

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Britten
Records of the Serenade for tenor, horn, and string orchestra

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 33
Rejoice! the Lord is King
(BBC H.B. 128)
Psalm 99
St. John 3, vv. 22-30 and 37, to 4. v. 3
On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry (BBC H.B. 38)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

i JIMMY LEACH
AND his ORGANOLIAN QUARTET

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Leach

: CHOPIN AND LISZT

played by RONALD SMITH (piano)
Originally broadcast in the BBC
General Overseas Service

Contributors

Piano: Ronald Smith

: IT'S MURDER UP THERE

by Dcrek Bayliss with Glyn Dearman , Barry Keegan and Austin Trevor
Young P.C. Fenner. fetching a man down from the top of a construction site, finds it's easier said than done....
Produced by BRIAN MILLER

Contributors

Unknown: Dcrek Bayliss
Unknown: Glyn Dearman
Unknown: Barry Keegan
Unknown: Austin Trevor
Produced By: Brian Miller
P C Fenner: Glyn Dearman
O'Brien: Barry Keegan
Slatsby: Alan Haines
Inspector: Austin Trevor
Sergeant Scott: William Fox
First workman: Hamlyn Benson
Second workman: Gordon. Gardner

: CONCERT HOUR

BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA Leader, Trevor Williams
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON

Contributors

Leader: Trevor Williams
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TAKE IT FROM HERE

Jimmy Edwards , Dick Bentley and June Whitfield with WALLAS EATON
THE KEYNOTES
BBC REVUE Orchestra
Conductor, HARRY RABINOWITZ
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by CHARLES MAXWELL
followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

For children under five
Today's story: 'The First
Wiggly Tooth' by DOROTHY EDWARDS

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: SONGS OF THE BRITISH ISLES

This week: Scotland sung by IAN BLAIR with THE JAMES MOODY ENSEMBLE

Contributors

Sung By: Ian Blair

: FRANCK

Violin Sonata in A major played by ARTHUR GRUMIAUX (violin)
ISTVAN HAJDU (piano) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Played By: Arthur Grumiaux
Piano: Istvan Hajdu

: HOWARDS END

by E. M. Forster adapted for broadcasting in thirteen episodes by LANCE SIEVEKING
Episode 13
Produced by WILLIAM GLEN-DOEPEL

Contributors

Unknown: E. M. Forster
Unknown: Lance Sieveking
Produced By: William Glen-Doepel

: COSI FAN TUTTE

Scenes from Mozart's opera with THE PHILHARMONIA CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
Conducted by KARL BÖHM on gramophone records
Introduced by CEDRIC WALLIS

Contributors

Conducted By: Karl Böhm
Introduced By: Cedric Wallis
as Fiordiligi: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
as Dorabella: Christa Ludwig
as Ferrando: Alfrebo Kraus
as Guglielmo: Giuseppe Taddei

: HOW TO STANDSTILL

What is this life
If full of care
We have no time to stand and stare '
W. H. Davies
A very personal programme
Written and narrated by novelist, poet, essayist, and critic RICHARD CHURCH
Produced by HAROLD ROGERS

Contributors

Unknown: W. H. Davies
Produced By: Harold Rogers

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Your Letters
Silver Lining: THE
REV. DOUGLAS SMITH talks about ' Children in Short Supply '
New Horizons: Brian Groom -
BRIDGE looks at the opportunities for exploring new interests in the autumn
Introduced by KEN SYKORA

Contributors

Talks: Rev. Douglas Smith
Unknown: Brian Groom
Introduced By: Ken Sykora

: NATURE PARLIAMENT

Your questions answered by GWYNNE VEVERS
DESMOND MORRIS
JAMES FISHE ,:
Chairman,
DEREK MCCULLOCH (Uncle Mac)
Questions should be sent to: Nature Parliament. BBC. Broadcasting House. Bristol. 8.

Contributors

Unknown: Gwynne Vevers
Unknown: Desmond Morris
Unknown: James Fishe
Unknown: Derek McCulloch

: WEATHER

and Programme news

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

In the region today-news, comment, controversy

: MUSIC ON THE MOVE

Get there with PETER MARTIN and the BBC WEST OF ENGLAND PLAYERS Leader, William Reid

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Martin
Leader: William Reid

: TITO SCHIPA

PHII.IP HOPE-WALLACE introduces records of the Italian tenor

: WAR ON THEIR DOORSTEPS

A report by ELWYN EVANS on how the British in Cyprus, particularly the civilians, are standing up to the long strain

Contributors

Unknown: Elwyn Evans

: FROM THE HEART OF PARIS

Jean Sab !on introduces
PATACHOU Robert DHERY
Les SIX DE PARIS in person and BRIGITTE BARDOT on disc with THE EMIL STERN QUINTET
Written and produced by TRAFFORD WHITELOCK
Recorded in Paris

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Sab
Unknown: Patachou Robert Dhery
Unknown: Brigitte Bardot
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

ANONA WINN , Joy ADAMSON
JACK TRAIN , RICHARD DIMBLEBY
KENNETH HORNE in the chair
Produced by HUMPHREY BARCLAY f

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Produced By: Humphrey Barclay

: SONGS AND DANCES FROM ISRAEL

A programme of gramophone records
Introduced by MICHAEL ALMAZ

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Almaz

: WE'LL THINK OF SOMETHING YET

by Norman Smithson with Arthur Lowe and Brian Wilde
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by R. D. SMITH
Fifth of a series of seven plays specially commissioned for radio

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Smithson
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Narrator: Coral Fairweather
Mildred: Patricia Bendall
Harry: Arthur Lowe
Charlie: Brian Wilde
Willie: Bryan Pringle
Girl: Isabel Rennie

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News
Tonight's extended edition includes special coverage from the T.U.C. Conference at Blackpool

: LISTENING POST

WILLIAM HARDCASTLE introduces a programme specially designed to reflect listeners' comments on current issues
Correspondents are invited to write to ' Listening Post.' Broadcasting House. London. W.I.

: WORDS AND MUSIC

Records from
ROBERT ROBINSON 'S point of view

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Robinson

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

London has a Garden by CLEMENCE DANE abridged and read by the author
Seventh of ten instalments

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Jandcek and Debussy
Sonatas for violin and piano played by HUGH MAGUIRE and JOYCE RATHBONE

Contributors

Played By: Hugh Maguire
Played By: Joyce Rathbone

: Closedown









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